Apple’s internal ‘Overton’ AI tool helps with Siri’s development

Apple has offered details of an internal development tool titled "Overton," a system for monitoring and improving machine learning applications such as how Siri determines results for queries, by handling the lower-level tasks and allowing engineers to focus more on higher-level concepts. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Entire ‘Tool’ catalog coming to Apple Music and iTunes later this week

Rock band Tool has announced today that it is finally joining the digital music era. The band took to Twitter this evening to reveal that its entire catalog will come to all digital and streaming services this week. more… The post Entire ‘Tool’ catalog coming to Apple Music and iTunes later this week appeared first […]

Apple commits ‘Turi Create’ machine learning development tool to GitHub

Building on its acquisition of machine learning and AI specialist Turi, Apple this week committed "Turi Create" to GitHub, a new machine learning framework designed to help developers build machine learning models that can be parlayed into apps running on its major operating systems. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Creator of Microsoft’s infamous ‘Clippy’ tool talks designing the character on a Mac & more

One of the most iconic pieces of software design ever is the Clippy (or Clippit) assistant that was baked into Microsoft Office up until 2007. Users had and still have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with Clippy. Despite the assistant no longer being included in Microsoft Office, Clippy has lived on with a variety of different […]

Leaked documents show breadth of iPhone data accessible by Cellebrite forensic tool

Thanks to the recent encryption debate many smartphone owners are keenly aware of personal data stored on their iPhone, from contacts to calendar entries to photo metadata and more. Newly leaked documents relating to Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite demonstrate how much of that information is available to law enforcement agencies, at least when a […]